The Finnish Football Show

7.8.2020: Veikkausliiga 2020: Predictions and Reality (After 7 Games!)

August 7, 2020

In this episode, the FFS team is missing one or two key players. Not because of injury or poor form, but because of holidays. Mark has a had a challenging summer and is taking a well-earned break. Similarly, Keke seems to have ventured overseas for a family vacation.

But we didn't want to keep you waiting, so this episode is Mark W and Rich, possibly joined by Keke. We will discuss our recent predictions competition (if a survey that collects answers but offers no prize can be called a competition!) We will then look at how the opening 7 rounds of Veikkausliiga action has panned-out. Who is leading the table? Who has already fallen behind? And why does Rich keep trolling me about the form of SJK?

I have to also give a shout out to Kevin Cumming in our Facebook group. He found us recently and has listened to the entire back catalogue. Kevin - THANK YOU! 🙏🏻

You can read Kevin's full review of five-and-a-half shambolic years of FFS:

Show notes and links


Veikkausliiga Predictions

(Check the Show Notes for beautiful colour charts & graphs)

Suomen Cup winners 2020

  • HJK Helsinki (18 responses) , Inter Turku (5)

Veikkausliiga champions 2020

  • HJK Helsinki (23 responses) , Inter Turku (2), HIFK Helsinki (1), Honka (1), Ilves (1), KuPS Kuopio (1), SJK Seinäjoki (1)

Europa League qualifiers 2020

  • KuPS (12 responses, 40%), Honka (11, 36.7%), Inter Turku (11, 36.7%), SJK Seinäjoki (7, 23.3%), Ilves (6, 20%), HJK (6, 20%)

Relegated 2020

  • TPS Turku (14 responses), RoPS Rovaniemi (7), IFK Mariehamn (4), HIFK Helsinki (3), Lahti (1), KuPS (1)

What are you most looking forward to in the 2020 season?

  1. Live Football (5 responses)
  2. Eero Markkanen 😍 (3)
  3. Seeing how KuPS perform (3)
  4. Expecting RoPS to struggle (2)

Veikkausliiga Table (After 7 Games)


Veikkausliiga Top Scorers (After 7 Games)


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